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's the chief market analyst at john thomas financial. president obama is due back in washington tomorrow, cutting short his hawaiian holiday vacation. he will be meeting with congressional leaders for one last push to prevent the economy from falling over the fiscal cliff next week. no specific bill is on the schedule in the senate or the house, and house republicans haven't yet called their members back to washington. and hopes for a deal by the december 31 deadline are fading. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the odds of avoiding the fiscal cliff did not get any better over the holiday. staff discussions continue, but there were few signs much, if anything has been accomplished. the house isn't even scheduled to return to washington yet, leaving it up to the senate to act. >> this is a senate that is incredibly divided, hopelessly partisan, requires 60 votes to do anything and somehow, we are going to be relying on them to in five days, come up with a compromise which is acceptable where a compromise wasn't acceptable in four years. >> reporter: it now looks like some kind of fall ov
john thomas the department of public words works the department public works and has taken this on together with a number of port staff that will be supporting him so if you would like to. >> good afternoon commissioners director moyer and as al, leaves i would acknowledge that i worked with him before and it's a coincidence we had worked together judge and for me to be here and so i'm here to provide with you a brief update on the jefferson project and judge snow the project extends from jounce street to hide along jefferson and includes complete replacement of the sidewalks sidewalks and road way and the sides will remain 15 feet and an all knew 19-foot sidewalk will be added to the north side of the street this will result in had a twin road way and park parking is eliminated within those limits. in terms of where we are the bids were opened on october third in the to proceed was granted to bell man landscape and construction on december third and construction is scheduled to begin on january second and expected to be completed by june of 2013 in time for the summer's
adams wrote thomas jefferson to john quincy had become more of a sent to you think jimmy. so that so close he was to jefferson as a boy. later on jefferson comes to power in the kittens against the grain as far as john quincy adams was concerned. he was a strict constitutionalists. jefferson pretended to, but he was a hypocrite in so many ways. he rates the declaration of independence that all men are created equal, urges and doesn't fire a shot in the war and goes to monticello to watch his slaves from the plantation. >> and more than that. >> so they fell out later on in the political lives. later when both jefferson and john adam's father had retired, they began corresponding with each other and formed a warm friendship a meal. john quincy adams, who voted for jefferson. he was the only federalist to vote for jefferson louisiana purchase and john quincy adams was senator. but then turned around and five jeffersons attend to impeach and remove samuel chase from the supreme court. samuel chase was a strong federalist and jefferson was intent on getting control of the entire governme
them coffee, get them in there, anything. >> john meacham, doris kearns goodwin, and ef venn thomas, thank you so much. ahead, a question we have for everybody. is there a unifying quality for all war-time presidents? our in-depth look at the american presidency continues. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> my fellow americans, this happen a difficult decade for our country. the cost of war paid by those who have given their lives in iraq and the over 1,500 who have done so in afghanistan, men and women who will not live to enjoy the freedom that they defended. thousands more have been wounded. some have l
, remarkable for a serious book that's been out for so long. also, john's biography of thomas jefferson. just when you think there's no more to be said, someone writes a popular, read readable, somewhat controversial book. >> host: hard to mention dead presidents and not mention "killing lincoln" and "killing kennedy" both best sellers. >> guest: bill and his writing partner, martin. i introduced bill about his process. o'riley says the partner does the research, and he does the writing. he has the idea to write history like a thriller, not in an academicceps. you have to trust him where he got the information from. it's like history is a page turner. he's promising to announce his next book, which in o'reilly fashion, he says is going to, you know, blow the walls down, the biggest book in non-fiction history. we'll see about that. yes, his point, o'reilly's point is that history is treated too dryly, dryly being a word, i don't know, but it need not be. there's a lot of personality, probably more personality than policy in the book. >> host: sarah, books come out on current presidents, and t
levels of concern or not detected. thomas burke of johns hopkins used to be the state of new jersey's chief environmental scientist. he says it appears the risk from sandy's flood waters are low but it's impossible to know the long-term risks of what may have been in the water without more extensive testing. >> does every single house have to be sampled? can we characterize what was in flood waters without doing that? probably. but we do need more samples. i think if i lived there, i'd want to know. >> reporter: burke says it's difficult for the e.p.a. to do a lot testing in the wake of disaster like sandy but he says testing is the only way to ameliorate the fears of flood zone residents like jacqueline lomb barred. >> i ended up in the hospital with a full-blown case of bronchitis. eight days after so did my landlord, so did his wife. so did our neighbor. everybody sort of got sick at the same time. all of us sort of attributed it to, well, we're all stressed out. it's very cold. we're all sleeping in houses without heat or hot water. but that said, you know, there is a lot of nas
're doing what david did for john adams. >> i hope so. >> david eisenhower, evan thomas, the new book is called and this bluff reinforced a status quo. it was invoked in berlin. where the apples have fallen. >> i get the point. i think about ike, i think about him as humble and how can a guy from kansas be where i am at right now and some things i really think are great about that guy and you're doing what david did for john adams. >> i hope so. >> david eisenhower, evan thomas, the new book is called "ike's bluff." post world war ii history, it's the best. anyway, we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] we all make bad decisions. like say, gas station sushi. cheap is good. and sushi, good. but cheap sushi, not so good. it's like that super-low rate on not enough car insurance. pretty sketchy. ♪ and then there are the good decisions. like esurance. their coverage counselor tool helps you choose the right coverage for you at a great price. [ stomach growls ] without feeling queasy. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> let me fini
a good escape, thomas. all john boehner has to do to exit out of this quickly is to say he won the election, we didn't, the american people in every survey say this is where we're going to go, we're going to go along with the wishes of the american people and the republicans would get goodwill for doing that. they have to get out of this ideological headrow that they're stuck in and do something for the company. >> the polls give them plausible acceptability of this plan of trying to move forward and, as you say, with the will of the american people. real quickly, though, the jim demint announcement this morning. surprised by that that he's going to be leaving? >> not really. he is one vote in the senate. demint is a staunch conservative. he is pretty well connected to business because that was his culture before he came into the senate. fact is is that he may be able to do more for the conservative movement in this country as head of the heritage foundation than he would be what he's doing in the senate. he was the lead dog about going after obama care. well, that didn't work.
the country according to indiebound.org. this list reflects sales as of december 6th. john meacham's biography of thomas jefferson tops the list at number one. anne la not describes three prayers that she claims are essential to coping with difficult times in her book "help thanks wow." this is second. ina garden is third with her book, barefoot con he's saw, foolproof. at number four, a collection of poetry, "i could pee on this." next, bill o'reilly and martin dugard recount the assassination of president john f. kennedy. at number 6, comedy central talk show host stephen colbert with his book, "america again." william manchester and paul reid present their portrait of winston churchill in "the last lion." this is seventh. neil young is eighth with his memoir, "waging heavy peace," followed by andrew solomon's book, "far from the tree," about parents with exceptional children. then at tenth, bill o'reilly and martin dugard again with "killing lincoln." you can find more on these bestsellers by going to indiebound.org and clicking on indie bestsellers. >> pulitzer prize-winning author william
.org. this list reflects sales as of december 6th. pulitzer prize-winning journalist john meacham's boyle my of thomas jefferson topped -- biography of thomas jefferson tops the list at number one. anne la not in her book, "help thanks wow." this is second. ina garden is third with her book, barefoot contessa, foolproof. at number four, "i could pee on this." next, bill o'reilly recounts the assassination of john f. kennedy in their book, "killing kennedy." at number six, steven colbert presents his plan to get america thriving with his book, "american again." -- america again. william manchester and paul reid in "the last lion." this is seventh. of musician neil young is eighth with his memoir, "waging heavy peace." followed by andrew solomon's book, "far from the tree" about parents with exceptional children. then at tenth, bill o'reilly and martin due guard make the list again with "killing lincoln." you can find more on these bestsellers by going to indiebound.org and clicking on indie bestsellers. >> and now on c-span2, we bring you booktv. 48 hours of nonfiction authors and bookings. h
amazingly well. i have been reading the last couple of weeks, the new biography of thomas jefferson by john mecham, very interesting book. i notice that consistently in quoting jefferson, and he has a great many things in that i've never seen before, "discussions of jefferson, that you look at -- he is always talking about liberty, the rule of law, tradition in order and belief in god. i think that really defines probably as well as anything i can think of where the conservative movement comes from today. i want to talk to a little bit about the current war political part of the movement. i am certainly part of it, as many of you want. and we have, of course, come out of the campaign. the left, as they always do, say, well, that is the end of conservatism. remember the new york times announced that was not known in the end of conservatism, republicanism as well. we, as people say, have been here before and it does not make a great deal of difference. the movement goes along. certainly the conservative movement probably defined american politics as much as any other thing right now. by exit
, john meachem. hello to you. >> thank you, mr. todd. pa. >> the thing about thomas jefferson of all the founding fathers and i'm curious if you discovered this. he was sometimes the least charismatic. he was somebody that liked the company of himself more than hanging out with everybody else. >> he was scholarly and philosophical. he understood the value of sociablity and he understand what it meant to the republic and getting his program through. to having people down in particular. every night in the congressional session, he would have a number of republican lawmakers on one night and a number of federalists the next night and make sure they could hear him talk about what he wanted done, believing and he was explicit about this, congress should be part of the conversation and they would be more likely to cooperate if they heard something directly from the president than if they read it somewhere. >> more so than any other founding father, jefferson takes the brunt of the -- of this country's inability to abolish slavery from the start. it's jefferson that takes this hit more than
, thomas. after a glimpse of optimism after the president met privately with john boehner over the weekend at the white house. we're back to the point where it's a standoff. republicans want the president to come forth, show a little ankle, if you will, on where he's willing to cut spending. youjohn boehner in the briefing room has a chart. in boehner's words as we've been given excerpts by his staff is spending. the problem is entitlements. that is what's driving the debt. you see that large red portion of that chart that boehner is about to use. you know, the question is, will he have the votes to pass whatever it is he puts on the floor, thomas? and there's an ironclad rule in the house of representatives. and that is, a speaker does not put something on the floor that is not going to pass with the majority of his congress, in this case, republicans, and anything with tax hikes on it as the president is insisting on, whether that gets on the floor or republicans, that's highly questionable. >> is foster friess giving you a little ankle there? >> foster friess, that's a name from the pas
that two of america's greatest thinkers, greatest writers, john adams and thomas jefferson were not at philadelphia. adams was the american minister to the court of st. james. jefferson, the american minister to paris. and neither of them were there. now, jefferson made a tremendous contribution. he, from paris, sent to his friend madison over 200 books on political theory, political thought, history, and i wasn't able to verify it but my surmise is that some of those books must have been about the dutch federation, which was very instructive for madison and the delegates when they were thinking of federalalism and mom eskew -- and monesque for separation of powers. jefferson was not there but did get his hands on a copy very quickly of the constitution. we emailed him a copy over there in paris. and he looked at it and said, well, where is the bill of rights? and the answer was, there is no bill of rights. he said how can you have a constitution without a bill of rights? he said every people on earth is entitled by nature to a bill of rights that protects them against their gov
that two of america's greatest thinkers and writers, john adams and thomas jefferson or not at philadelphia adams was the american minister to the court of st. james. jefferson and the american minister and neither of them were there. jefferson made a tremendous contribution from paris she sent to his friend over 200 books on political theory and political spots in history and i wasn't able to verify my surmise is that some of those books must have been about the dutch federation which was very instructive for madison and the delegates and of course montesquieu that was instructive for the separation of powers, but jefferson wasn't there. he did get his hands on a copy to quickly of the constitution. we he mailed him a copy. [laughter] and he looked at and said okay i got it but where is the bill of rights? .. >> it actually was a few months before jefferson wrote the declaration of independence, and jefferson relied for inspiration and substance on their declaration, state of virginia. and when the convention was over, mason was a member of the virginia delegation would not sign the consti
with john meacham on president obama's legacy. plus why some thought the timing of thomas jefferson's death was a sign of divine benevolence. not wanting just another seasonal business they added another holiday. ♪ it's so important to make someone happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> taking a look at wall street, a short week of trading due to christmas. and pending home sales for november. after surprisingly strong sales on thanksgiving, look for some mcdonald's restaurants to be open on christmas for the fist time ever. the company wants franchise owners to open their doors to boost december sales figures. >>> my conversation with john meacham, best-selling author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power." we'll show you some of the great photographs in his office and discuss the role of religion in president everzone's
about that guy and you're doing what david did for john adams. >> i hope so. >> david eisenhower, evan thomas, the new book is called "ike's bluff." post world war ii history, it's the best. anyway, we'll be right back. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. y'know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yeah, i know. oh, you're good. [ laughing ] good luck! [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ] >>> let me finish
of that kind of writing, he likes, you know, thomas p. ihchot and he likes john bath and gaddis, the great american experimental writers. >> they hate each other's fiction. so i thought the purpose of sweet tooth, the novel, was for me to write the book that they would both love, that would have the tricks, but it would have a flesh and blood impelling fair tive that the reader would have to be drawn into and all the tricks would have to serve, the tricks are not just there for trick's sakes, when there is a trick at the end and i won't divulge it. >> rose: right. >> it is entirely functional to the serena side of the novel, so i want the flesh and blood and i want the pure pleasure of playing the became. >> rose: are you surprised at the commercial success of your novels? >> well, i didn't really have any until i guess atonement, on any scale, so. >> rose: made into movies. >> well, six or seven but -- but only a tone. -- >> rose: what does that say to you. >> it says i like characters and everybody is always looking for books with characters and plots so i think -- >> rose: but also, i
who can name to the speaker of the house was in that critical first 100 days. henry thomas are rainey. there is a name that is in the history books. the point of being that speaker bay near -- speaker john boehner is an important player, but it is obama's job to lead and the fine. if there are negative consequences here, it will be in the obama-era that things did not get fixed. who is the australian finance minister who says we are deep -- the united states is one of budget deal away from being a great country. and there are a lot of people in business who think we are poised to do some really good things in the global economy, the united states is. but if we cannot untangle this mess, it is not going to happen. >> you know more about the inner workings of our government than any living person. every single administration of our lifetime, you have been behind the scenes. you have seen national security notes. >> off what nonsense you are talking. [laughter] >> are you now optimistic or pessimistic about the way the australian minister posed the question. >> you know, in the end i thi
to combat the bullying crisis. and we conclude tonight's prime time coverage with john meacham. in his biography of thomas jefferson, mr. meacham reports despite mr. jefferson's strong beliefs, he was able to successfully lead the country in a highly partisan political environment. that all happens tonight on c-span2's booktv. >> and now patrick tyler talks about the influence that israeli military leaders have had in shaping israeli government policy since the country's founding. this is about an hour, 20 minutes. [background sounds] >> good afternoon. welcome to the new america foundation, i'm peter bergen. it's really my pleasure to introduce patrick tyler, a man who doesn't need introduction. he's author of multiple books on china, the middle east and most recently the excellent new book, "fortress israel," which is a really excellent account of the last several decades of the kind of israeli national security establishment and, obviously, of considerable interest right now given the recent events in gaza. in addition to his work as an author, patrick has had a distinguished career
taxes that he is proposing. >> how confident are you that john boehner is speak for the republicans? >> i don't think he is yet. >> reporter: thomas mann of the brookings institution said boehner faced -- against his own party before and is careful not to move too fast. >> it's not clear to me that this proposal would attract republicans sufficient to carry in the full house. >> the bottom line on both sides remains unchanged, though. reach a deal in the next 13 days or taxes on everyone will go up new year's day. aides say speaker john boehner is pushing for a more comprehensive bipartisan plan. the problem in the negotiations is that the president and speaker of the house are still hundreds of bottoms of dollars a part, will. >> and republicans seem to be making a move here to narrow the impact of the tax height. -- hike. this is the question: does it bring in the $1.3 trillion in revenue that president obama wants? >> the democrats will tell you, frankly, no, and if you limit this to just people making a million, you're not going to get there. the report by the boston consulting
. >> thank you, thomas. >>> democrats in a scramble to hold on to the john kerry seat joining the obama administration next year and nominated to secretary of defense. this will be the state's second special election in two years to fill a senate seat and governor patrick has the job of picking an interim senator ahead of the special election to happen sometime in june. want to bring in frank phillips for "the boston globe." good to have you here and starting with the short term now that we know that edward kennedy jr. is not going to run for this spot. there were reports that ted kennedy's wife and widow victoria might have interest in this, as well as speculation about the outgoing congressman barney frank saying that he would have -- be interested in this. politico in a new article today quotes frank as saying he is tired. but is the governor there tipped his hand to victoria kennedy or barney frank as an option? >> he hasn't. he has to make up his mind. he said he expects to appoint an interim who will not run for the seat. i think he's under pressure from democrats both in the nati
. but it is a poor idea. >> reporter: it is set for january 15. johnhealth and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we know the name of a man who was hit and killed while walking his dog yesterday. he is thomas willy. he was walking his dog yesterday morning when he was struck by a vehicle that kept going. he died later at the hospital, his dog was also killed. no arrests have been made. >>> we are on storm watch right now and through the weekend. right now you can see the coverage out there. rain heavy at times. that has been the case. rain showers, scattered in the east bay, parts of the north bay, especially with the darker shades of greens and the yellow. south of fairfield, a third of an inch an hour. we will show you this around daily city in san francisco, approaching ocean beach as well. you will notice light to moderate cells towards the sunset district, and north bay, mill valley, still scattered showers, down pours as well. into the weekend, this is just the beginning. two storms we are tracking. first one tomorrow morning, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., strongest rain. sun
for january 15. johnhealth and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we know the name of a man who was hit and killed while walking his dog yesterday. he is thomas willy. he was walking his dog yesterday morning when he was struck by a vehicle that kept going. he died later at the hospital, his dog was also killed. no arrests have been made. >>> we are on storm watch right now and through the weekend. right now you can see the coverage out there. rain heavy at times. that has been the case. rain showers, scattered in the east bay, parts of the north bay, especially with the darker shades of greens and the yellow. south of fairfield, a third of an inch an hour. we will show you this around daily city in san francisco, approaching ocean beach as well. you will notice light to moderate cells towards the sunset district, and north bay, mill valley, still scattered showers, down pours as well. into the weekend, this is just the beginning. two storms we are tracking. first one tomorrow morning, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., strongest rain. sunday, this will pack a punch with rainfall and
, equivalent to three of those shelf over there. obviously, the diaries and writings of john adams, the writings of john adams are, i think, seven volumes, and the diaries are four volumes. the writings of sam ad. adams, and thomas hutchenson, all prolific writers, kept diaries issue and kept all the correspondence so it's a rich pool of research. yes, sir? >> all this information disclosed, why was it dormant for so long? >> well, it's not dormant, it's there in bits and pieces, and the problem with american history -- i think i can generalize all american history, but certainly, the history of the colonial, revolutionary war and post revolutionary war era is that it's very complex, and as my son, at 14, came home from school and said, you know, something, dad, american history, all they do is talk. there's not a lot of action. all they do is talk. well, he's right, and the talk is very complex on very, very complex issues that my philosops and political philosophers debated for many, many years. this involved enormously important cop sents that had implications for the entire wor
: this is an artists' imagined portrait of sally hemmings, sister of john hemmings, the furniture maker. she was also believed to be thomas jefferson's wife martha's half sister. the entire hemmings' family ended up at monticello. but it was in paris in the 1780s while jefferson, by then a widower, was u.s. minister to france. he supposedly began a nearly 40-year sexual liaison with sally who was there with him. by law she was free in france. before agreeing to return to virginia to slavery, she set conditions. >> according to her descendents, she said, i will go back with you if any children we have are allowed to be freed at 21. jefferson must have been totally flummaxed by this strong-willed i think quite courageous woman. >> reporter: in september 1802, a richmond virginia newspaper outed jefferson saying, by this wench, sally, our president has had several children. after that, the jefferson-hemmings story was whispered from one generation to the next for nearly 200 years by descendents of sally hemmings. many of whom passed for white. >> it's been an interesting journey for me because it starte
's not clear is if speaker john boehner to get republicans to go along with the $1 billion trillion. how confident are you he's speaking for the republicans? thomas man says he's faced revolts from his own party before and being careful not to move too fast. >> it's not as all clear to me that this proposal would attract republicans sufficient to carry in the full house. >> reporter: the bottom line on both sides remains unchanged, though. reach a deal in the next 13 days or taxes on everyone go up new year's day. his aids say speaker boehner is committed to a comprehensive by partisan approach. the problem is the white house and house republicans are still hundreds of billions of dollars away from each other's proposal. in the news room, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> tonight a fox 5 investigation. a local toddler dies during a visit with his father. police are still investigating what happened and now the case sparked questions about two other deaths in the past decade. we'll tell you why coming up. >>> i enjoy kids and i want other kids to experience what i've experienced as a kid. >>
senator john mckinney. sir, thank you for your time this morning. i do appreciate it. >> thank you, thomas. >>> want to bring in today's power panel. congressman gerald nadler of new york, jackie hilling and ezra klein, msnbc policy analyst and "washington post" columnist. jackie, i want to start with you. last night was the fourth time we as a country have watched this president have to address a national tragedy like this. i want to remind everybody of the last three times that we have seen the president take to a mic to comfort the country. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy, but this much we do know. no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. >> this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should. let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. >> i hope that over the next several days, next several weeks and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence. >> can we recognize the president's words last night that enough is enough, and that something will come out of this, becau
speaker john perez as the new legislative session opens today. >>> the battle over thomas kinkade's estate is set to continue today in a san jose courtroom. the case pits the artist's girlfriend against his wife. each claims the right to kinkade's estate. kinkade died this is home in april. >>> one north bay school is closed today because of damage from the storm. white hill middle school in fairfax cancelled class today as classrooms and offices are still flooded. crews are working to clean up the mess. school administrators are meeting today to discuss whether classes will resume tomorrow. >>> stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. we'll head to the nimitz freeway right now. we have reports of an accident southbound 880 at 16 sh treat blocking lanes. traffic slow, eased up past the accident but northbound you can see traffic is crawling north 880 through oakland. slow all the way towards the maze. elsewhere delays through the south bay 101, 280 through the peninsula la and south bay northbound 101 slow through san jose. metering lights are on. yo
't have a permit to carry it. >> the assault of an mta bus driver. russell thomas and sabreena clemons were picked up on friday afternoon. they have been taken into custody on multiple charges. hasnd man's act of kindness cost him his life. police say john scott was helping a driver change a tire in joppa on monday morning when another driver hit scott, who died at the scene. >> it is one of those crashes that investigators are not sure what happened. how did that car hit the disabled vehicle? >> a technician was also injured and is listed in stable condition this morning. >> 50 degrees at the airport. is a new deal in the works in the fiscal cliff negotiations? >> looks like a white christmas is in store for folks in the midwest. >> we realize that the maryland spca and collecting presence for the animals -- and collecting presents for the animals. [ male announcer ] the more you lose, the more you lose, because for every two pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ >> good morning. t
of representatives voted to name a federal building after thomas p. tip o'neill who served as speaker from 1977 to 1987. the legislation was sponsored by current speaker john maynard and his predecessor speaker, nancy pelosi. here is the floor debate on that measure. >> i would like to thank the majority for bringing this bill up. this is a nice way to honor the longest serving continuously serving speaker in the history of this country. for those who did not have the pleasure of knowing mr. o'neill i would like to remind everybody that i don't look at him as a historic figure on the podium. i look at him as a man that i knew a fair amount of my adult life anyway. he never forgot where he came from. that is the phrase people here all the time and when people say that of me it is the nicest thing they can say. everyone who served in congress knows that many of us on a regular basis get treated like something special, somebody calls us congressman, that is all well and good and respectful, but at the same time we came for the simple reason of trying to make the world a little better place for the
of president john f. kennedy in their book, "killing kennedy." ina quarten is third with her book. pulitzer prize-winning journalist jon meacham's biography of thomas jefferson moves up to fourth after being ranks fifth on the list last week. bill o'reilly and martin dugard make the list again with "killing lincoln" at fifth. a new edition of the guinness world records, 2013, this is sixth. at seventh, the lego company presents an encyclopedia of their toy characters. at number eight, missionary sarah young writes a journal from god's point of view in "jesus calling," followed by mark owen's no ease she day, a detailed, firsthand account of the mission to kill osama bin laden. then at tenth, j.j. virgin describes her way to lose seven pounds in seven days with her book, "the virgin diet." for more and to browse other lists, go to wsj.com. >> it all started off, i was a typical high school student. 17 years old, and i was walking through my lunchroom, and, you know, i knew everything back then. [laughter] and i was walking through, and a marine recruiter was sitting in the black corner, and
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